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Dates: Nov 11th – 13th, 2022.  This is our 21st yearly conference! Come join us and discover why we are “Holistic Veterinary Learning At Its Best!”  The conference will be hosted at the National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL. The theme for this year is: “Strength, Stability, and Motion – Winning the Performance Trifecta!” 

List of speakers:

  • Carrie Adrian, PT, Ph.D., FIAVRPT. Director of Rehabilitation, VCA.
  • Hilary Clayton, BVMS, Ph.D., DACVSMR, FRCVS.  Professor Emeritus Michigan State University. International speaker in equine biomechanics.
  • Douglas Gould, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Foundational Medical Studies, Neurology Dept., Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
  • Andrea Henderson, DVM, MS, DACVSMR; MAJ-USAR & Chief of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, San Antonio, TX.
  • Cynthia Otto, DVM, Ph.D., DACVECC, DACVSMR. Director Penn Vet Working Dog Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Mike Powell, DC, DACNB. Associate Professor Carrick Institute of Neurological Sciences.
  • Meghan Ramos, VMD, Resident-ACVSMR. The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Pedro Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC.  Program Director – Healing Oasis Wellness Center.
  • Roland Thaler, VMD, DACVSMR, ISELP-C. Medical director -Metamora Equine Specialty Practice.
  • Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN, DACVSMR. Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation., Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

REGISTRATION Form = 2022_ConferenceApplicationForm

SCHEDULE = 2022 HOWC Conference Schedule Sponsors&Links

List of speakers, lecture titles, and synopsis = 2022 Speakers – Titles w Pictures

CE Approved by: AAVSB-RACE (ID#20-936382); AVCA (approved ID#2219), CoAC (approved), IVCA (approved), MN Board of Chiropractic Examiners (approved for both regular DC license and animal chiropractic license renewal CE hours); through the National University of Health Sciences for licensed chiropractors (Approved for IL, IN, IA and MI; pending for WI).

Some of the Exhibitors: 2022 Conference Exhibitors


  Add to your calendar the dates for our 2023 Conference: Nov 10th – 12th, 2023



VSMT / VMRT Post-Graduate Application Forms – For Auditing

  • Requesting To Audit – VSMT Post-Graduate Certification Program (Modules I, II, III, and IV only). Call the office.
  • Requesting to Audit – VMRT Post-Graduate Certification Program (Modules I, II or III only). Call the office.










To all applicants: The Healing Oasis Wellness Center makes every attempt to offer the programs as announced. However, the HOWC reserves the right to adjust program faculty, location, dates, times and tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences. The HOWC is not responsible for any cost/expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellations